Ezequiel Bautista Ramirez

Ezequiel Bautista Ramirez, 47, of Claire Lane, Mooresville.

A Mooresville man was arrested on several drug trafficking charges after police executed a search warrant, the Mooresville Police Department reported.

On July 23, Ezequiel Bautista Ramirez, 47, of Claire Lane, was charged with felony trafficking in methamphetamine, two counts of possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, trafficking in cocaine, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ramirez received a $350,000 secured bond from a magistrate.

Maj. Ron Chilton stated in an email Tuesday morning that Ramirez was arrested as part of a narcotics investigation. Chilton wasn’t able to share the location of the arrest due to the nature of the investigation.

Warrants indicated that Ramirez was found with approximately 38 grams of methamphetamine, 29 grams of cocaine and plastic baggies and scales implying the sale of drugs. He was reportedly using a 2002 Ford F-150 to house and sell the drugs, warrants stated.

Ramirez is due in court on Aug. 14.

Chilton said the investigation is ongoing.

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